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" opening my mail i came across a press release from the library announcing for $10 million it but america's birth certificate, the waldseemuller map, the map that gave america its name and the $10 million was the most elaborate spent on anything and $2 million more than was recently paid for the original copy of the declaration of independence and that kind of got my attention and i never heard of or saw the map and the library thought it was worth it and the market thought it was worth more than the declaration of independence and i thought maybe i would do an article or short piece for the atlantic. so i did research and got the basics of the story, pretty quickly. early in the 1500, the eastern part of france, in the mountains, there was a small group of scholars, among them, the map maker, martin waldseemuller and that he came by letters, and an early sailor's chart showing the coastline of the new world and decided that what they were reading about and seeing on the charts of asia, as most people assumed it was but it was a new continent, people traditionally thought of the world as
for $10 million a but what it called americans for certification, the map the gave america its name. vechten million dollars was the most diverse finn on anything. it was almost $2 million more than had recently been paid for an original copy of the declaration of independence and that kind of got my attention. i had never heard of the map, had never seen a map but the library seemed to think it was the most valuable piece in the market seemed to think was more than the original copy of the declaration of independence, so i wanted to find out more and at this point i was thinking maybe i would do a short piece for the clint. so i did some research and got the basics of the story pretty quickly. early in the 1500's in the eastern part of france there was a small group of scholars. among them map maker martin waldseemuller and they came across-- y emir guo vespucci in the chart lines of the new world and they decided that what they were reading about in saying on these charts was not a part of asia as most people had assumed it was but in fact was a new continent. people traditionally
. america's economy was built on free market enterprise. it was built on these principles that allowed the private sector to grow and thrive and prosper and for our families to keep more of what we earn. where we are now in america in the last 11 months is seeing this reversal of those principles that were applied to build up our economy. all of a sudden we are thinking it is okay to grow debt in our country. it is okay to borrow from countries we will soon be so beholding to. it is okay to print money out of thin air and think everything is going to magically work out. fundamentally, everyone is equal in america, everyone has equal opportunity to earn, produce and build. the fundamentals of a strong economy have got to be applied again as they were like i said in the 80s when reagan faced a worse recession than today let's learn from that piece of american history and apply the same solutions. >> what about health care reform? i assume you want some health care reform, maybe i'm wrong. do we need health care reform? >> of course we do. rising costs are crushing some of our small busin
that america's competitive advantage is in financial products and financial engineering. and that these banks do produce a lot of foreign armies for the u.s. and if we start really knocking down wall street, which is getting competitive advantage to the germans, british, japanese or whoever, i don't agree with that. but you know, i think it underlies a lot of the reluctance of the administration to really get to too tough with wall street that they say it's like yesterday was good for general motors is good for america. now it's what's good for goldman sachs is good for america. not necessary goal but because they are so unpopular. but what's good for jpmorgan chase is good for america. >> no line has been drawn. there's been no edition. basically mathematics. so therefore says that as it may be, deficit. since we are tiptoeing past the cemetery nobody wants to do the math. >> there are some people, the argument here is that banks haven't dealt with a bad debt problem. they're still sitting on their balance sheet so we will end up like japan presumably. i think there is very respected people,
not be manufacturing the way we are. that is about the only thing made in america still are . the number one thing may be that these are a bunch of stupid young kids remember when issue was to legalize marijuana. it is now legal in california and new jersey. you can now get in 1 ounce a month if you have cancer or aids. the drugs are not all horrible. most of the horrible drugs are manufactured by are pharmaceutical companies and people abuse them. guest: the drug issue is very complicated. it is supply and demand for it is one that neither the europeans or the americans or latin americans have been able to come to grips with are the drugs are having a big effect in latin america. this was not true 20 years ago. we will not resolve this overnight. we need to focus on the issue now that the mexican society is bleeding very badly. united states needs to be concerned about that. secretary of state clinton said this last year. host: a dealer is asking if cuba got an earthquake like haiti, would we be there to rebuild a communist regime? guest: that is an issue of helping out a country that has terrible pr
policy toward latin america with a political science professor. and then a conversation on the future of the hybrid and electric car industry. "washington journal" is next. . . . the president's efforts to give the economy on track. that is this morning from "the washington post." the report breaking this morning about a plane crashed in the route, "the new york times" online have the story about the airplane crashing near beirut in stormy weather. officials said that 82 passengers and eight crew members were on board. we will update the information as we get it. ruth, democratic line. caller: i am not quite sure if we ever did what we were promising. to try and help people who were in trouble with their mortgages. i think that we took the wrong approach to begin with. so many people that were out of their homes. the fact ripples through the economy. -- the of fact ripples through the economy. let's help -- bethe effedctct te riffles through the economy. if the loan was renegotiated to what it was really worth, they can afford it, but the communication that happening. ho
for $10 million ahead of what it called america's birth certificate. the math that gave america its name. that $10 million was the most the library had ever spent on anything. it was also almost $2 million more than had recently been paid for an original copy of the declaration of independence, and that kind of caught my attention. i never heard of the map or had seen the map but the library seemed to think it was the most valuable piece and the market even seemed to think it was more than an original copy of the declaration of independence. so, i wanted to find out more and at this point i was thinking maybe i would do an article, short piece for the alana tech. so i did some research and got the basics of the story pretty quickly. early in the 1500's in the eastern part of france in the mountains there was a small group of scholars among them the mapmaker martin and he had come across letters and at least one early sailors chart showing the coastlines of the new world and they decided that what they were reading about and see on the charts was not a part of asia as most people had assu
and assume that our progress was inevitable -- that america was always destined to succeed. but when the union was turned back at bull run and the allies first landed at omaha beach, victory was very much in doubt. when the market crashed on black tuesday and civil rights marchers were beaten on bloody sunday, the future was anything but certain. these were times that tested the courage of our convictions, and the strength of our union. and despite all our divisions and disagreements, our hesitations and our fears, america prevailed because we chose to move forward as one nation, and one people. again, we are tested. and again, we must answer history's call. one year ago, i took office amid two wars, an economy rocked çbyçi2oç severe recession, ai( financial system on the verge of collapse, and a government deeply in debt. çexperts from across the political spectrum warned that if we did not act, we might face a second depression. so we acted -- immediately and aggressively. and one year later, the worst of the storm has passed. but the devastation remains. one in ten american
politicians in america there at that time. he knew i would be a political problem for them. he started making my life interesting. he was tickineting my car wherever i part. the attorney general investigated why the city police were tapping my office phones. it was a really frustrating time. i began to question why i got involved with government, why i even did this. i was doing a good job as a young attorney. i was thinking government was not the answer. this was a waste of my time. i was coming home that night. i was living in high-rise housing. the tenant president as i was walking home greeted me. she asked me what was wrong. i told her i did not have time, i just wanted to go home. she told me not to walk past year and to come give her a hug -- she told me not to walk past her and to give her a hug. [laughter] these are the times when you want to go home and go to bed. here i was hugging this woman. she asked me what was wrong. i was angry. i have vented on her a year of frustration. she is a woman of dignity. she is small but she is a figure you can look up to. she looked at me with her
. in some will show this has been like behind in america. strangely enough today i found it rasmussen poll through september show wayne favorability ratings for various professions. small-business owners those who start their own business are ring to #1 and number two. they are doing fine but the ceo is second to last. outside the entrepreneurial circle is not seen favorably as of -- at all in america. the good news the very last category is members of congress. [laughter] what i found to be the most finding it at all our people randomly selected from the phone book to do a better job than congress. but our guest today michael medved takes away the misconception of business head on in his book, it "the 5 big lies about american business." mr. medved is a premier political commentator hosting a daily talk show that has 5 million listeners each day. also a veteran film critic and an ex liberal at one time working for the left-of-center congressman from california and talk about your unpopular profession, he also came close to being a lawyer to the yale law school with bill clinton and hillar
a dream" there are three places king terms from kennedy and white america and talks to something i must say to my people. he integrates that in the middle. so i have come here to selma because my people are suffering. i have come here to help you sing come by here my lord, somebody is suffering and that is why i have come to selma. now, if i can find the pages i'm going to quote from that are not out of order. more or less managers think. king's since of communion in the meetings was an only to lift up his people because a lot of what he was always doing was elevating his people into the biblical narrative. he put an end to the crucifixion. this is the cross we bear for our people. or he was putting them to exodus or the other stories of testament delivers but sometimes it was the indignant king and this indignant king when he seized with racism was an angry black preacher. and he would say it is the black man who produced the wealth of the nation. and if the nation doesn't have enough sense to share its wealth and power with the very people who made it so. and i know what i'm talking a
that happened on the national level but fundamentally changed america and essentially the foundations for the kind of society that could elect somebody like barack obama, president in 2008 and those are the voting rights act of 65, the civil rights act of '64 and immigration act of 65 and most people don't know the legislation's and they all happened under lyndon johnson and fundamentally transform who is american, who can vote, who can participate in the american's creation of a society and political system and so when i decided to do is put together an alternate tie line of defense from 65 to the present that are important from an arab american perspective so of course these are important to all americans like 9/11 and other things since the american memory is much shorter than for example the air of memory. those defense the 73 energy crisis or the 91 gulf war passed from american memory as a significant moments and then other defense like what happens in california 1985 are completely unknown to anybody outside arab america or progress of circles and had quite an impact on the com
in america and around the globe. coming up, and thereby a group of musicians. and baby making day in south korea, government workers sent home early to increase the birth rate. >>> one year after barack obama took office, the u.s. president and his party have managed to lose a seat in the senate. the republicans now have enough votes to block health care reform as just a start. at the white house insists the president will step -- the white house insists that the president will stick to his goals. >> the next united states senator! >> it is perhaps the political upset of the new century, a republican elected to the u.s. senate in massachusetts for the first time in 38 years. he and scott brown. >> i saw a handmade sign that i put there myself. >> exactly one year after president obama took office. there are 100 seats in the senate, 100 votes. the democrats now control 60 of those, giving them a majority so powerful that could pass legislation they want. but when scott brown arrives, the republicans take control of 41 seats. that is enough to block legislation. president obama's huge plan f
's true. i believe that middle america has spoken here in massachusetts and as they will across the country and future elections and i believe he's the catalyst for change. i believe he can be our voice for middle america. and i just feel that the change is now. i think there's a great movement across massachusetts. and i hope to be across the country as well. >> yes. dujuan? >> my concern from scott brown, my concern is americans need to break away from this right and left paradigm in general. i don't feel we have a candidate strong enough to really do what the american people need to do and scott brown, he ran as an independent but he's a true republican. so we need to break away from that right-left paradigm as american citizens and -- because that's the only answer for this nation. >> uh-huh. i think a lot of americans say hey, we want to be heard. so both republican and democratic party are on notice. dejuan, george and john, thanks for being my guests this morning. interesting discussion. >> thank you. >> coming up on "fox & friends", the silence of the salahis. >> th
>>> good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos and it is friday, january 29th. >> happy friday, everyone. i'm robin roberts. this morning, a nation on ice. 17 states under a winter storm watch or warning as a coating of ice shuts down airports, makes a slippery mess over a 2,000-mile. >>> and the white house blinks, starting to think outside of the 911 mastermind. >>> the cover-up, john edwards' voice mail and how he planned to hide his mistress' pregnancy from his wife. >> so if i'm calling saying what happened, how did this lap, what's going on? >>> brand-new details from bob woodru woodruff's exclusive report. >>> and trash talk. challenging the president to a little two on two. scott brown's hoop dreams. >> really? really? >> all right. you heard it. >>> downtown scotty brown. >> he's not stopping it stopping the health care plan. >> no. that was his nickname in college. his daughter plays college ball at bc. we'll see. a lot of news to get to folks, including the big test for president obama's renewed call for bipartisanship. he's meeting with house republicans so w
. what is our policy currently in latin america and how different is it from the bush administration? >> we really don't have a policy to latin america. that is not a fault of the obama administration. the euna states needs universal bilateral policies in certain regions. there are many long past policies for the night states -- the united states need to direct -- differentiate among different countries in the hemisphere. we have different priorities now. we are slow in washington on the hill and in the white house to come to that understanding. host: what is the political landscape in latin america? how has the landscape changed politically down there? guest: there is a much more diverse ideological group of countries such as venezuela and ecuador and bolivia which are not very friendly to the united states or to the market economy. on the other hand, we have a prpragmatic president likelula in central america. we have the problem of cuba and we have a terrible problem with haiti. host: on the issue of haiti, there is an article about a question of commitment and can the united stat
along on patrol for a firsthand look. >> reporter: like the rest of america, they'd rather be wahing football. but on this night, the men of 212 charlie company leave their mess hall big screen and suit up for a moonlight mission. they'll chopper into the hills above their outpost and hike down at dawn, hunting hidden weapons and enemy fighters. >> oh, yeah. [ bleep ]. >> reporter: waiting for their bird, the landing zone budges with humor -- >> we'll push down to the spur. >> reporter: last-minute instruction -- >> take the south side. >> reporter: and kevin, the post mascot. >> he should be ab to see you. >> reporter: the short flight drops in behind a hostile village where the company creeps into position. and then hunkers down to wait, ignoring a sky brimming with stars to study the shadows. dawn, and then a sweat breaks, as they drop into the jaw. working across boulders the size of houses, bushes bristling with thorns, just enough running water to make every step interesting. they begin searching the countless hiding spots up here. so this is it under here? >> yeah, right there
to america by the end of the year. but i don't think he did enough for us who are unemployed. he gave no remarks, no speech, anything about helping us who are running out of unemployment. he did not talk about helping us to extend these unemployment benefits for all of us who are running out. a lot of us will become homeless. host: what caller: did you do i was a maintenance engineer. host: he focused a lot on it jobs -- and what are you worried about? good luck. next, antonio, an independent. caller: yes, i want to say something about mr. obama last night. the speech was mediocre, same song. i hope the people in this country realize the condition this country is in. forget the war, there is one song in italia that says [ quality and italian words] -- america is a beautiful country. no one can beat us, and if we want we can do. we need to thrive these things going on in the washington for so many years. they don't care for the everyday people. host: antonio says words, words, words. there is a project at the university that keeps all kinds of statistics on presidential speeches. about
." >> this is "bbc world news." we will make amends -- promise from one of america's security chiefs. president obama pins the blame on u.s. intelligence for the failed christmas day bombing. >> when a suspected terrorist is able to board a plane with explosives on christmas day, the system has failed in a potentially disastrous way. >> a battlon the high seas -- activists say their high-tech boat is broken in half by a japanese whaling vessel. pregnant personals -- prisoners the shackled while giving birth. standard practice in the u.s. but is it time to change? house know is bringing much of the u.k. to a total halt -- how snow is bringing much of the u.k. to a total halt. it is midday in london, it o'clock p.m. in tokyo and 7:00 a.m. in washington where intelligent chiefs will this morning begin to make amends after stinging criticism from president obama that they failed to stop last month's attempted to bomb an american airliner. the director of national intelligence dennis blair says the intelligence community had to boost efforts to prevent new mr. obama had earlier told senior officials that
in america. the people of massachusetts spoke and spoke loudly. one concern i know a imin of you had about the outcome of this election would be whether the new senator would be seated. i'm convinced now that no gamesmanship will be played by the other side with regard to future votes in the senate. senator jim webb, made it clear he will not participate in any additional health care votes prior to senator brown being sworn in. and i noticed that elected officials in massachusetts who were principally responsible for certifying election after earlier saying take up to two weeks, indicated it could be as soon today. i don't believe the kind of thing we've seen on full diswith the corn husbander kick back, the louis purchase, the gator aide, drafting the bill behind closed doors, i think majority has got the message and no more gamesmanship here. no more lack of transparency. let's honor the wishes of the people of massachusetts and move forward with policy. with our policy debates. with that, let me call on our, outstanding chairman of the national republican senatorial committee who played
and latin america, which include countries like india. even china was not a member of the united nations. so we must be very clear which world we live in. it will only be correct to impair the aberrations of the past. alan friedman lets talk about the relations with the obama administration. there is a rumour that a new usindia trade and investment agreement is near: is that true? >>sharma: that is true. we had a meeting of the usindia trade policy forum, i have been to washington, ron kirk has been here twice: he came for the wto ministerial, he also came for the trade forum. the focal groups have met, we are going to sign a framework of cooperation on trade and investment, hopefully during the forthcoming visit of the prime minister and later on we will have the treaty of the tradeand investment agreement. and there are other developments on the way, we are talking about them. >>friedman: what about progress with the european union? where does india stand? >>sharma: we have had many rounds of discussions on trade and investment agreement. this is after the helsinkisummit indiaeu in 2006 ac
political base and it is too soon to see any results. * four people in america are still pretty hard, -- times for people in america are still pretty hard. then there is what president obama just found out from the peace -- from the people in massachusetts, in tough times the people doing -- blame the people in power. >> joining me in the studio is our abc news correspondent. why did the people turn against obama? >> that is -- a key question, is this a statement about martha copley and how she ran her campaign? or a larger statement about the obama administration? in the last year since he took office -- this is the anniversary -- we have seen those job approval rating numbers start to slip. now his job performance is still in theositive numbers. but it is not an overwhelmingly positive response by voters to the obama administration. people on the ground were not impressed with the martha copley campaign. she had some fumbles, she was not out there. but scott brown took a page out of the obama playbook. he was out there canvassing the state, he had a huge internet presence, and one
viewers to understand is the fact that total debt in america is, in fact, the not dproeg. it's a widely spread belief that all debt in america is growing out of control. in reality, the private sector is contracting faster than the government is spending and i think this is reducing the amount of dollars in circulation. when you reduce the supply, you drive up the price. >> very interesting, emil. we're going to leave it there for now and you'll be with us throughout the hour. right now, let's get you caught up on some of the big stories we've been following around the globe. president obama's chances of passing health care reform suffer a major setback as scott brown, republican, wins the senate seat held by ted kennedy in massachusetts. democrats may not have enough time now to resolve differences between the house and the senate health care bill and get new cost estimates before brown is sworn in. that leaves house democrats with the unpalatable option of trying to pass a senate bill that many disagree with. that stinging defeat in the senate comes on the one year anniversary of pres
responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening, welcome to "worldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwal in new york. we start off tonight with the war in afghanistan, and a conference in london that brought together high level officials, including foreign ministers from dozens of countries, to discuss afghanistan's future. the aim is to turn over security duties to afghan forces and turn at least some of the taliban from enemies to potential allies. in their final communication, the leaders agreed to start transferring security responsibiliti forces late this year, or early next year. president hamid karzai said that training the afghans could take five to ten years. and that foreign troops might be needed for 15 years. in tonight's lead focus, we're going to hr about another key component of the emerging afghanistan strategy. from london, chris ship of itn tells us about the newly devised plan to win over the taliban by buying their support. >> reporter: it is easy to be cynical about the conf
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business in america, which we will do. there's an argument there, that's true. i don't think proprietary trading caused the crisis, but there are problems with it. we have not just had the problems of the crisis. we've had problems of individual investors and others not being treated fairly. paul volcker, who is certainly no enemy of wall street, has been the one most concerned about the proprietary trading. and we're talking about saying, if you have a deposit insurance guarantee with the federal government, you shouldn't be using that to help do this proprietary trading. the other thing we say is this, i don't want the banks making their money from this kind of trading and investments. i want them to make their money by loans. to some extent, this is aimed at getting the banks more into the lending business, which frankly they've moved away from too far. >> the other critique of this, i've heard, is that it basically targets mainstream banks, where most americans have an account with bank of america, a citibank, jpmorgan chase, wells fargo. it does not get after the issue of the too bi
and promulgated in america every single night. michael moore announced on the larry king show capitalism is over. this economic downturn shows it doesn't work. does anyone remember the one you to forget, newsweek ran a cover story, cover story that said we are all socialists now? do you remember that? it was only a few weeks ago and then "newsweek" came back -- john mechem, who's been a guest on my show several times, editor of newsweek, came back with a commentary. they will discover that says we are all socialists now and then he was railing and conservatives for suggesting obama is a crypto socialist. excuse me. on the cover of the magazine saying we are socialists now. the idea that cabalism is doomed -- i told this story in the book about a school in berkeley california that actually every year they would have some gift from the graduating eighth grade class. it was an elementary school private exclusive, very progressive school and the gift of the eighth grade class doubles graduating for 2009 was a beautiful mosaic the set on the wall from the other clauses capitalism will fail. and i tho
showed a 20-dollar bill, and the man said to her, but met them you can that leave america with $20. she said sir, do not worry, i have family here. the next day golda was speaking in chicago to the representative of the jewish federations of the united states, and her talk was one of the most moving talks that you can ever hear. she said to these people from america, is your right to live here in comfort. .. to asking for money to night. we need to buy machine guns, bullets, we need to send the millions of dollars that will mean survival and she was so touching those people were not at the beginning very inclined to have the jews of palestine. there were more interested in helping the jews of america. were so touched people started to get up from the room and come to the podium with a check with money with pledges they would pay so many hundreds of the lessons of dollars immediately and that might a telegram left chicago for prague skilling i have borrowed $3 million since you can borrow and then the next day she went to houston and the day after to san francisco to los angeles to
, indeed demand, the contempt and condemnation of everyone in america. they deserve immediate action by those who accorded him his broadcast platform and whose silence and inaction thus far can only be described as a disgrace. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman yields back his time. under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2009, the gentleman from missouri, mr. aiken is designated for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. aiken: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. aiken: good afternoon. we once again find ourselves here in the -- on the floor of the u.s. congress and the subject before us, in spite of considerable various events that have been of great interest to people yesterday, i'm thinking of the election of in massachusetts, there still remains the question of health care. there's discussion with the new political rearraignments that it may be the house will take up and just pass the bill passed by the senate. that is one possibility, which of course would require the bill not to have to go back to t
is always there because we need them they need us and we need you. [male announcer] this is how america supports our troops. the uso depends on the generosity of the american people, people just like you. to find out more about how you can help visit our website at uso dot org. the uso until every one comes home. >>> racial remarks. the senate's top democrat apologizes again. >> i could have used a better choice of words. >> now for first time, the president weighs in. >>> in the crossfire. abc's reporter pinned down by sniper fire with american troops who call this their day job. >>> and coming clean. a tearful mark mcgwire admits he used steroids. >> i apologize to everybody in major league baseball. today was the hardest day of my life. >> baseball fans react on this tuesday, january 12th, 2010. >>> for years there had been whispers about mark mcgwire, but the retire slugger finally coming clean. >> we've heard so many "i'm sorrys" from him, but that didn't help the home run. >> there are those who will take exception to that. i'm eric horng sitting in for jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vini
>>> good morning, america. on this thursday, january 21st. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. this thorning, damage control. as the white house scrambles to salvage health care reform, the president takes some blame in our exclusive interview. what's his plan now? >>> and a bombshell expected this morning from former senator and presidential candidate, john edwards. reports he admits he's the father of his former campaign worker's child. >>> california clobbers with more pounding rain. planes are struck by lightning. and hundreds evacuate fearing mudslides. sam champion is in the heart of the storm. >>> pictures of tiger woods surface, reportedly showing the missing golf star holed up in this sleepy, southern town. but what's he doing there? >>> and diet wars in court. two of america's welterweight diet giants set to duke it it in a slimdown showdown. why valerie bertinelli could be exhibit "a." >>> and there is a lot of news this morning. it looks like john edwards finally going to admit that he's the father of the child of his former campaign worker. he's goi
be of particular concern to president obama. his column is called "has obama lost white america?" buchanan explains how the racial breakdown of the vote in recent elections, massachusetts, new jersey and virginia could spell trouble for the president. in 2008, barack obama took a larger share of the white vote, 44% than either john kerry or al gore had done before him, but since then, republicans have won these three major races because there were more white voters, and republicans swept that vote in what they're calling reagan-like landslides. so here's the question -- how have your views of president obama changed during his first year in office? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile, post a comment on my blog. wolf. >> jack, thank you. >>> president obama meanwhile, is promises americans in the heartland today that he'll never stop fighting to give them jobs. he took his new more populist pitch to ohio. our senior white house correspondent ed henry filed this report. he's traveling with the president. >> reporter: wolf, the president had a town hall meeting here, and what was interesting is this was his mo
for the supreme court to have the president tell america and the world these jokers in the front row just opened up american campaigns to foreign entities when that, in fact, is just not the truth. still, mike barnicle, i wish the supreme court would have put out a statement this morning, instead of shaking their heads last night. >> i am very familiar with 441(a) and 441(e), having just read them last night before the speech. >> hold on. i have to say, i know that sounded silly to say, but sadly, the president of the united states, a constitutional law professor at the university of chicago, should have known that so i don't have to explain that to a lot of people waking up drinking their coffee. you see, this president actually taught this. >> well, his great fear -- >> at the university of chicago. >> his great fear is not being able to match the fund-raising capacity of the republicans. that's their great fear. it was interesting to me last night, the president seemed much more animated in certain parts of the speech. showing a twing nekle in his ey. and i have a question for mort zuckerman.
against bank of america as the two plan to go to trial on march 1st over bank of america bonuses. s.e.c. says basically, you know what, bank of america should have revealed the merrill loss es. to bank of america before that deal was finalized. bank of america not impacted with that news. finishing with a gain of just over 1%. highlighting campaign manager comments coming out of the jpmorgan health care conference. coming from the ceo jamie dimon. a number of things, including compensation on wall street, that -- saying that there is no question the compensation was excessive and exacerbated. mr. dimond also said no company is too big to fail and of course need a major overhaul of the financial regulatory system. something that he's been saying for quite some time. we're watching jpmorgan because it reports its earnings on friday as well. >> thanks very much, mary thompson. break down the trading action that we've been seeing in this session. joining me with a look of what is another business day is executive vice president and chief investment officer with harris private bank. alon
a homeless express that was traveling from san francisco to philadelphia. but it was great. that's america. the truth is, that more is available to more people than ever before. and anyone who doesn't see the added opportunities, comfort, life expectancy, educational opportunities, that we have that would have been undreamed of for our parents and grandparents, anyone who doesn't see that is deliberately blind and deaf. and limited, and embittered. my grandfather was a barrel maker. he came over from ukraine in 1910. he never stayed in a hotel in his life. why would you? that would be very rare for americans to one of the figured that i have in my book, people are not going to believe it but it's an official labor department figure and you know they wouldn't lie. labor department of the united states, typical american family, today spends more and eating out in dinners and is a fast food restaurant or luxuries restaurants or different kind of restaurant than the family spends on health care. and we spend too much on health care. the idea that capitalism is dead, i go into the reasons why c
hughes, cbs news, glendale, california. >> couric: america's realtors report sales of used homes plunged nearly 17% in december, that's the biggest one-month drop in more than 40 years. the rush to take advantage of a tax credit for first-time buyers apparently came to an end. now to haiti, where it's been nearly two weeks since the earthquake. the death toll is estimated at 200,000, and the government says 150,000 people have been buried in mass graves. the canadian government, meanwhile, hosted an international conference in montreal today to start planning the country's recovery. the haitian prime minister was there, he said it could take a generation to rebuild port-au-prince. as bill whitaker tells us, they're taking some steps already. >> reporter: to see crowds growing and pushing outside the u.s. embassy in port-au-prince... >> stop pushing! >> reporter: ...you'd think the biggest job for america's military and diplomats is handling the tears and tempers of people desperate to get to u.s. shores. but their biggest concerns? getting this country that's been knocked to its knees ba
america need to know about scott brown? >> trust him. >> reporter: what does america need to know about him? >> i think scott acknowledges he's got a learning curve going to washington learning the rules of the senate and the ways. scott is a tenacious campaigner, tireless worker. so i think he's going to roll up his sleeves i think the nation will see him get very involved. i think they are going to be interested to know he's the routine guy, puts out his crash, gets his mail. really always wanted to be someone -- was what he represents. >> reporter: we are at the gas station where scott gets his pick-up truck worked on. joe is probably the last guy to work on the trouble what is the truck like? >> he keeps it up, keeps service, runs great. 200,000 miles on it now i think. >> reporter: rob has lived next door to scott brown for 20 years. you are here at the end of the cul-de-sac. now senator elect scott brown in the house behind me. what is it like? >> he mows his lawn, takes out the trash. he doesn't have a fancy car that's his truck that is his truck. >> reporter: he does drive a tru
will not be forsaken. you will not be forgotten. in your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. our military secured the airport and prepared it to receive the heavy equipment and resources that are on the way. an air lift has been set up to deliver high priority items like water and medicine. >> from across the developed world, men and women, money and medicine, ships and supplies all streamed into haiti following tuesday's biblical scale earthquake with 1500 corpses stacked outside the makeshift morgue at port-au-prince's general hospital, the overall death toll was 45 to 50,000. the injured and homeless, at 3 million. we have not yet found all those people buried under their houses. we will need a lot of medication and a lot of help. >> reporter: from the obama administration, which labeled the quake a top priority national security issue, a pledge of 100 million, along with a swift dispatch of 3200 marines and soldiers from the army 82nd airborne division and half a dozen war ship, including the aircraft carrier, uss carl vincent. the problems they will confront in haiti, already the poo
- span.org/supremecourt. join us next week for america and the courts, saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> coming up, a look at president obama's first year in office. after that, a special presentation of our documentary "blair house: the president's guest house." >> up next, a look at president obama's first year in office. hosted by the new america foundation, this is one hour 30 minutes. >> all that is left for me to say is that we are going to start with statements of about five minutes each by each of the participants and you are free to sit or stand. walter, -- you prefer standing. i take note of c-span's preference, but i see that you are not controlled by it. >> it really is great to be here at the intersection of two intersections of my life. i have been associated with the new american foundation since it started and very much enjoyed being a member of the board and i am also on the executive committee of the editorial board of the american interest. two of my obsessions have come together. it is also true that my third obsession, which is the blog i sta
on one of the talk-radio shows on wtkk in boston. it definitely is time for change in america. we just cannot afford the health care bill. a lot of president obama's policies are just unsustainable. they are just totally upsetting many of the americans that vote regularly. i think is definitely time for change. i think change has come to america thanks to ted kennedy's seat here in boston. host: was there a moment in the race or the campaign or a statement or anything that turned you in the direction of scott brown? as an independent, all eyes have been on folks like you. caller: for many years now, i changed from being a lifelong democrat here in boston. martha coakley, i think she just proved -- we love our red sox and she has no clue who curt schilling is or was. there was no doubt in my mind for the past year that i was going to vote in my mind for scott brown. i knew that he would probably run for the seat because there was nobody else to replace ted kennedy. i think it is just everything that could have gone right did go right this time around, and hopefully scott brown comes thr
important initiative that gets people working immediately. jobs here in america. we think that's very important. it also tries to help states so they're not laying off teachers and policemen and firemen. we think that's very important as well. but let me say something. i did a little -- i get a little confused and perhaps these facts are not well known to you, but i thought i would remind you of these facts. we pursued an economic program that your party put forward from 2001, 2003 on for eight years. now while the people gave us the majority in the house and senate in 2006, obviously president bush threatened to or did, in fact, veto any changes that we made in economic policy. that economic policy which you were a very strong supporter of and your party was a very strong supporter of, you continue to mention jobs. so i want to make sure you know these statistics. in the last three months of the bush administration under the economic policies that not only did you pursue then but you still want to pursue, because, in fact, the proposals that you had made essentially mirror the propos
will transit on route to central america next week. he will also transmit the united states when returning from central america. we approved his request based on longstanding practice. our decision is consistent with the unofficial nature of our relations with taiwan in keeping with the criteria of safety, comfort, convenience, and dignity of trouble. i think he will transit san francisco on route to central america and los angeles by returning to taipei. i believe we have allowed a c- 130 which has been participating in the rescue operations in haiti to refuel here and that is consistent with our philosophy and also given the importance of supporting the operation in haiti. >> about the first lady? >> as to who is traveling with the president [unintelligible] >> where is he going? >> he is going to central america but has specific schedule -- >> san francisco was not exactly a direct line between taiwan and central america. why san francisco? >> he requested permission to make the transit. we have granted it as we have in the past. >> is he going to speak? >> i do not believe he has any public
say. >> yes? >> again, from vice of america, president obama when he delivered the speak about the strategy -- youth strategy in afghanistan. he said that youth had the partnership with pakistan and we will not leave alone our partners. many afghan analyst, or some of them at least, they fear that after 18 months the situation of '90s when the soviet soviet union left, to be left alone to its neighbors. what do you think about that? >> i think if you look at what the president said at west pointe and how he and his advisers have qualified that since, mid 2011 is not the point at which 140,000 nato soldiers magically disappear from afghanistan and start coming home. it's the point at which we aspire that we will begin what i think will be a very slow, very small drawdown. here i think marc and i disagree. i don't think the politics of this in the united states are going to force this administration to draw down substantially before 2012. one thing i think is certain, we certainly will not have achieved lasting security change, if that's the case. what i do think is this, i think
-in-chief of the washington monthly and a senior fellow here at the new america foundation, so on behalf of the washington monthly and a new america thanks for coming. we are here today to discuss this special report just released in the current issue of the washington monthly called the "the agent orange boomerang" which you can read it washington monthly.com. am ghaffari start ridges monta thanked america come less thank the staff of the washington and the ford foundation for his support. from 1962 to 1971 the u.s. military sprayed close to 20 million gallons of the herbicide agent orange across vietnam to defoliate dense jungle in order to better protect personnel and equipment from north to south and to destroy enemy crops. bats burring we now know left behind a residue of dioxin persisted in highly toxin-- toxic chemical and over the next two decades american soldiers who served in vietnam were forced to fight another war, this one to force their own government to recognize the damage done to their bodies into provide health care and other benefits they deserve. washington did so in 1991, when presid
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